Handbook of Bereavement Research--Consequences, Coping and Care Academic Article uri icon


  • The history of research on mourning and bereavement is relatively young, with its beginning seen in the pioneering work of Lindemann from the 1940s. However, the field has witnessed numerous developments in recent years, and a vast amount of information has been accumulated. A landmark for these changes can be seen in the publication of this encyclopedic work that presents 29 chapters with up-to-date conceptualizations of topics in mourning and bereavement by leading figures in the field. This 814-page work represents the most extensive summary of all the available knowledge and will remain a significant reference work for years to come.The handbook is divided into six sections, each with about five chapters. The sectioning reveals the orientation of the editors, who have preferred to highlight methodological issues and the importance of coping. Indeed, the first section …

publication date

  • January 1, 2001